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Shrinking the Medicaid Cliff

Report

Civil rights and social justice organizations published a report on Shrinking the Medicaid Cliff: How Congress Can Prevent Health Equity Disaster by Protecting Eligible Families’ Health Care.  When Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra formally declares an end to the Public Health Emergency (PHE), Medicaid programs will be allowed to terminate beneficiaries’ coverage…

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APIAHF Medicaid CHIP Enrollment Comment Letter

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and the undersigned national, state and local organizations commended CMS for proposing changes that aim to streamline the application, eligibility determination, enrollment, and renewal processes for Medicaid, CHIP, and the Basic Health Program. These proposed changes will create more uniform and streamlined processes that will help…

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Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities Comment Letter

Letter, Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and the undersigned national, state, and local organizations commend HHS-OCR for restoring and clarifying critical healthcare protections in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (Section 1557). While we continue to urge congress to make healthcare more accessible and affordable for all, we are encouraged to see that the…

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Equitable Data RFI Comment Letter

Testimony and Comments

APIAHF submitted comments in response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s (OSTP) Request for Information on Equitable Data Engagement and Accountability. APIAHF commented on the need for short and long-term investments in data infrastructure and dedicated resources for workforce training to facilitate data sharing between different levels of government. In response…

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Letter to USCIS regarding public charge

Letter

The 2019 Public Charge Final Rule continues to have a chilling effect for immigrant families trying to access health care, even when much of the rule is no longer in effect. To address these concerns, the US Department of Homeland Security and US Citizenship and Immigration Services recently sought comment for its new proposed public…

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Written Testimony of Juliet K. Choi Before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee: Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Americans

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submit written testimony for the record for the March 18, 2021 hearing before the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee entitled “Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Americans.” The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted AA NHPI communities in multiple ways. AA NHPI communities face a public health emergency…

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Final Health Care Rights Law Rolls Back Language Access Protections

Fact Sheet

 On June 12, 2020, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a Final Rule adopting a number of changes to the Health Care Rights Law (Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act). The 2020 Final Rule radically reinterprets civil rights protections under the Health Care…

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COVID-19 Demographic Data Sign On Letter to HHS

Letter

In recent weeks, state and local officials have documented that communities of color are being disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. While anyone can be at risk for infection from the novel coronavirus, in the United States many systemic inequities, discrimination, and harmful social determinants of health have led to long-standing disparities in communities of…